26 November 2008

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PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame Awards by the Association of Accredited Advertising Malaysia (4As) this year. The 4As Council is honored to present this special award to seven (7) of the advertising industry’s most distinguished people in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Kancil Awards, Malaysia’s largest and most prestigious advertising awards show.
{reg}PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Advertising Hall of Fame Awards by the Association of Accredited Advertising Malaysia (4As) this year. The 4As Council is honored to present this special award to seven (7) of the advertising industry’s most distinguished people in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Kancil Awards, Malaysia’s largest and most prestigious advertising awards show.

The 7 distinguished inductees are none other than:-
1. Cik Yasmin Ahmad,
2. Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing,
3. Peter Beaumont,
4. Datuk Jaffar Ali,
5. Ms. Janet Yeo,
6. Mr. John Machado, and
7. Mr. Kenneth Smith


The last 30 years have witnessed dramatic developments in the history of advertising in Malaysia. For the industry to have reached this stage of maturity and growth, there have been a number of outstanding people who have left their mark and have helped the industry steer itself forward.

The Hall of Fame was conceptualized to acknowledge and recognize these outstanding people whose commitment to excellence through their influence, ideas, creativity and innovation has changed the course of the industry in Malaysia.

“We set the bar high with this first class of LEGENDS because we want to recognize and honor those in our advertising community who have made an immeasurable contribution to our profession. Their Midas touch and the collective creativity of these individuals are what we will be celebrating,” said Datuk Vincent Lee, President of the Association of Accredited Advertising Agent Malaysia and Executive Chairman of Naga DDB Sdn Bhd. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome these outstanding individuals and all of their creative minds into the 4As Hall of Fame.”

The recipients of the award where nominated by the 4A’s Council and were chosen based on their achievements and the contributions they have made to the advertising industry based on the following criteria :
1. The power and value of brands they have built.
2. Their contribution to human capital development
3. Their contributions to Malaysian society

"The Hall of Fame Committee members were given the daunting task of selecting the personalities who are truly worthy of this honor” says Tony Savarimuthu, Vice President of the 4As and CEO of McCann Worldgroup. “While many personalities were considered, which included many outstanding representatives of the advertising industry, there was unanimity among the Committee in the final selection made for this inaugural list,” he added.

"The Midas touch and the collective creativity of individuals honoured here today have made many Malaysian and international brands turn into gold. This recognition is long overdue." Datuk Vincent said. "The 7 inductees – distinguished leaders and luminaries of the industry over the past 30 years, have shaped the advertising industry’s landscape through their leadership qualities. We wish to pay tribute to these leaders who best embody the qualities of insight, ethics, and courage which are the key attributes of visionary leadership.


From left to right: Mr Tony Savarimuthu, Datuk Vincent Lee & Ms Janet Yeo


From left to right: Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Lim Kok Wing ( represented by Mr. Chen Meng Kong), Cik Yasmin Ahmad, Mr Tony Savarimuthu, Mr Kenneth Smith, Ms Janet Yeo, Mr. John Machado (represented by his wife Miss Teoh Ee Sim), Peter Beaumont ( represented by his son Mr Simon Beaumont), Datuk Jaffar Ali ( represented by 4a's Johnny Mun), and Datuk Vincent Lee
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